2019 Rare Plant Task Force
Bok Tower Gardens, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Archbold Biological Station are pleased to announce that the 2019 Rare Plant Task Force meeting and the 2019 Florida Plant Conservation Alliance meeting will be jointly held on April 11th – 12th at the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center at Archbold Biological Station.
The annual Rare Plant Task Force is a state-wide meeting to bring together the network of Conservation professionals from a variety of disciplines and agencies to share approaches and findings, forge new partnerships and discuss rare plant conservation priorities. This annual meeting is made possible by grants from the State of Florida, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry.
The Mission of the Florida Plant Conservation Alliance (FPCA) is to study and preserve Florida’s flora through multi-disciplinary research, education, and advocacy; facilitate the recovery of rare, threatened, and endangered plants of Florida and the southeastern US through collaborative efforts in our state; and communicate the importance of preserving biodiversity worldwide.
Thursday, April 11th will consist of presentations on a main meeting theme of “Planting Seeds: Enhancing Plant Conservation Efforts through Community Outreach and Education,” and will include the 3rd annual FPCA section to discuss safeguarding endangered species in Florida. Friday, April 12th will consist of a variety of half-day field trip adventures to local native habitats. Field trip selections include: Plants & Bugs with Dr. Mark Deyrup, Swamp Buggy Tour at Buck Island Ranch, Rare Plants at Archbold with Dr. Eric Menges, Collecting Trip with Stephanie Koontz, or an Endangered Plant Species Hike along the Wakeford Trail at Tiger Creek Preserve with Bea Pace-Aldana and Cheryl Millett.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Cheryl Peterson with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org